Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks featuring Rick Ross, Brother Ali, Jauz and Trev Rich
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.
"This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth" says the Minneapolis MC. "Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning."
All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life's journey. "Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It's not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well."
Contrasting intensely heavy moments with joyous and grateful ones, All the Beauty in This Whole Life arrives right on time, to help heal a divided nation through the power of music. Ali wouldn’t have it any other way. "In times of great suffering in the outside world, the most important battles start from within."
Trev Rich is the stand-out recording artist from Denver, Colorado whose skills as a songwriter and MC has propelled him to the forefront of the latest new and progressive hip-hop sounds. After the successful 2016 release of “To Make a Long Story Short,” Rich went on to sell out multiple shows, circulate through various cities on tour and create a massive media buzz for the movement.
“Balance” was the follow-up and continued Trev Rich’s reign as a supreme storyteller and champion of true to life metaphors. The project was an exit from the typical industry style, with the MC preferring a more melodic rap sound coupled with hard-driven rhymes. The effort created a snowball effect that found the Squizzy Gang frontman honing his healthy flow and hungrier than ever to put words to his thoughts which culminated with the “30 For 30” series.
Each day in October, Trev Rich released a new song that showed off his ear for beats and ability to create hit after hit. It was rap calisthenics at its finest and the masses clamored for more daily content.
2018 will be another banner year for Trev Rich as he gears up for tour, radio premiers, interviews and other projects that highlight what the young phenom does best; make good music.
Genre blending has always been a core tenant of Jauz – the project of 21 year old LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel. Over the course of the past few months we have seen the young star rise, turning in some of the biggest tracks of the year, from taking on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Asap Mob, Childish Gambino, and more. Jauz has released addictive mid-tempo originals like “Feel the Volume” and remixes like “Hella Hoes” that have left both the festivals and clubs wanting more and garnered him support from industry heavyweights like Zedd, Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, Destructo, Arty and others. His euphoric originals and viral remixes seamlessly weave in and out of several musical categories, staying true to his creed: “music has no boundaries.”
Friday, January 26, 2018
Where's the Party?Red Rocks Amphitheater
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